Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in the Champions League group stage for the first time as Manchester United face PSG in the draw, which took place in Geneva on Thursday.
Messi’s Barcelona was drawn from the pot of second-seeded teams Thursday into the group where Ronaldo’s Juventus team was already placed as a top seed. The 35-year-old Portugal international and the 33-year-old Argentina skipper had a long-standing rivalry in La Liga when former Premier League star was with Real Madrid, but have never faced each other so early in the Champions League.
They did meet in the 2009 final when Messi scored as Barcelona beat Ronaldo and Manchester United 2-0.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s return to the Champions League has been marked with a draw against last year’s Champions League finalists PSG in Group H.
Here are the full details of the 2020-21 Champions League group stage
The 2020-21 edition of the Champions League set to kick off on October 20-21, with fixtures continuing through to early December to decide who will reach the last 16 stages.